MotoPreserve fan rebuilds Yamaha FZR 600

Nic's Yamaha FZR 600 before tear-down...

Nic’s Yamaha FZR 600 before tear-down…

We just got a few photos in from a MotoPreserve reader named Nic, who lives out on the West Coast, and recently acquired a Yamaha FZR 600.  Having seen some of our how-to posts, he contacted us, and we said we’d love to report on his progress…

Watch the progress on this Yamaha FZR 600 tear-down…

Nic begins the process of dismantling the Yamaha FZR 600...

Nic begins the process of dismantling the Yamaha FZR 600…

Nic, who will be 21 years old this Sunday (Nov. 4th) tells us:

“…this is my first street bike. I do have somewhat riding experience, a little MX racing when I was younger, but nothing on the streets yet. Got to prepare myself for those horrible CA drivers.”

Turns out he got the Yamaha FZR 600 from a friend for cheap, and being an auto-mechanic student, decided the first thing was to tear it down to the frame.  Much like what we did with the FZR 600 we had, he plans on first and foremost, making it a safe daily rider.  After that, the cosmetics will come in, already having sourced some plastics (fairings), and working on cleaning up the entire bike.

The Yamaha FZR600 dismantled to the frame...

The Yamaha FZR600 dismantled to the frame…

“My plans are to basically do what you have done on your bike, upgrade it and make it a better and more safe bike.  I am going to swap a r6 shock, and the front “bluedots” as soon as possible. I had no idea I could do that! and its cheaper than rebuilding my stock callipers…”

We are looking forward to seeing what Nic comes up with for this first build of his, and think the Yamaha FZR 600 is a perfect first bike to start with.

Stay tuned for updates…

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